Laboratory for soft electronics, solar cells, and nanomanufacturing
Department of NanoEngineering
University of California, San Diego
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University of California News covers Tim O'Connor's work on wearable, ultra-flexible solar cells.
UCSD News Center covers our work on engineering sub-nanometer cracks using graphene, or the Smallest Crack in the World.
Gigaom.com covers our work on molecularly stretchable electronics in an article Forget Flexible: Stretchy Electronics Will Make Devices Truly Wearable
Here is a partial list of stories in the media about my postdoctoral research on stretchable photovoltaic devices and transparent, skin-like mechanical sensors.
Nature: Solar Cells Take a Stretch
Popular Science: Artificial Skin Gets a Solar Powered Upgrade
CNN: Solar Powered Robot Skin
Physics World: Nanotube springs make skin-like sensor
Popular Science: Artificial Skin Feels with Nerves Made of Clear Nanotube Springs
Chemical Engineering Progress: Airbrushed Carbon Nanotubes form Electronic Skin (Dec. 2011, p. 6, subscription required)
Popular Mechanics: Researchers Build Transparent, Super-Stretchy, Skin-Like Sensor
Stanford Magazine: Superskin Springs Back
The Register (UK): Stanford Boffins Create Skinnier "Skin"; No Wrinkles, No Botox
Futurity: Stretchy solar cells power ‘super skin’
Innovation News Daily: 'Super Skin' Can Stretch and Sense for Bionic Humans
Fellow Geek: Super-Stretchy Skin-Like Sensor
Wall Street Daily: Synthetic Skin Transplants Only a Couple Years Away [right...]
Technovelgy: Sensitive Artificial Skin for Touchy-Feely Robots
Ubergizmo: Touch-sensitive robots coming your way soon
Tech Crunch: Robots Will Soon Get Touch-Sensitive Skin
Science Business: Stretchable Sensory Material Created with Carbon Nanotubes